MARY JANE GALLERY

ORIGINAL PAINTINGS

The original paintings of my featured prints are also available for sale.  I create custom art on a commissioned basis as well.  For information please contact me at hi@maryjanegallery.com

 "Home Grown"  32 x 40  hand-painted acrylic on canvas by artist Charles Lounsberry, shown as featured in the           Florida Grown Exhibition at Orlando Museum of Art. 

"Home Grown"  32 x 40  hand-painted acrylic on canvas by artist Charles Lounsberry, shown as featured in the           Florida Grown Exhibition at Orlando Museum of Art. 

 Artist Charles Lounsberry's   smokin'  signature

Artist Charles Lounsberry's smokin' signature

Home Grown

Below I share the process behind my original paintings, they are hand painted on canvas not digitally manipulated graphics.  This piece is layers upon layers, upon layers of hand mixed acrylic paint. Home Grown took me 3 months to complete. I feel that the painting is well crafted and well executed and will be recognized as one of the first marijuana-cannabis works of art in the cannabis genre.  I painted this painting for the marijuana enthusiast and the art collector. 

  The palette for Home Grown

 The palette for Home Grown

You can see the amount of paint I used in painting Home Grown, and this is just one palette. Each color green, and there is a lot of green, was hand mixed. I use Utrecht, Liquitex and Golden acrylic paint. I use gallery-quality canvas with Richeson stretcher bars.

 The first day painting Home Grown

The first day painting Home Grown

Originally, Home Grown, was going to a vertical piece but as I painted it the painting worked better as a horizontal painting. I sketched out the leaves with a Sharpie.

  Home Grown ...half way completed

 Home Grown ...half way completed

 Home Grown...half-way completed (Detail)

Home Grown...half-way completed (Detail)

 Home Grown completed

Home Grown completed